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This may sound odd...

This may sound odd but it's true. My son in law hit a cow and isn't is true that the owner of the cow would be responsible for the repairs on his vehicle. It is currently undrivable.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Georgia and it's 1996 chevy S10

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Police report was filed

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My daughter called the owner of the cow and hasn't heard anything from him.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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I'm sorry to hear about your son's situation.

Potentially, yes.

The owner could be responsible if he was negligent in managing the cow.

Where did the accident occur? Was the fence or other enclosure not maintained properly, allowing the cows to escape on to the road?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then the owner very well may be liable to cover the cost of damages to your son's vehicle.

It also depends on your son's negligence as well. Was he paying attention to the road ahead of him? Was he contributory to the cause of this accident in any way?

If so, then he can be found partially responsible for this incident, and therefore partially liable for the cost of repairs.

If your son would like to find a civil attorney to initiate a lawsuit for damages, he can contact the Georgia State Bar for a referral to a lawyer in his area.

The phone number is:

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